300+ million dollars for a data management system and web site? We are bleeding money at an unaffordable rate and our government can't even make a web site not work for 300 million?
One might think that children should not play with fire, but they do. Sometimes they burn their finger, and once in a while they burn down a house. But normally they learn not to get too close to the flame, and fire can be dangerous. But the Republicans didn't just risk burning a finger. They risked the whole house. They did it intentionally, irresponsibly, and apparently without rational forethought of ramifications. Will they learn and not do this again?
The 14th Amendment and Emergency Powers Act, specifically the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) enacted October 28, 1977, is a United States federal law authorizing the President to regulate commerce after declaring a national emergency in response to any unusual and extraordinary threat to the United States which has a foreign source.
John Boehner, the Republicans, and the Tea Party have succeeded in shutting down the government. Just think, they have succeeded in putting hundreds of thousands of people out of work in their effort to eliminate healthcare benefits for millions of Americans. That's quite a legacy.
Word banning. Let's hope it does not become a trend. Banning words to control the message steps beyond the protections from 'hate speech', threats, and ad hominem attacks (to the person). It lies in a category that is obtuse enough that those committing such a mistake would likely miss the fault.
When things go wrong, politicians and people tend to duck and cover. But that does not lead us to the progress we need; and that is not inline with the honor and humility we should expect from our leadership, or even our friends for that matter.